Electrical, Lifts & Access
A lift breakdown can be disruptive for your business, and it is vital that you get it repaired in a timely and professional manner, in accordance with regulations including LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) and PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998).
Our lift repair service is on hand for emergency callouts, and you can contact us 24/7/365 with emergencies or to arrange planned maintenance for your commercial lift.
When to Get Your Lift Repaired
You don’t have to wait for the worst to happen. Within health and safety regulations it is stated that the equipment must be regularly tested, either six-monthly or twelve-monthly tests. If your lift doesn’t stop working altogether but you suspect there could be a fault, call us today and make sure it doesn’t develop into a lift breakdown that could disrupt your whole business.
Common Lift Breakdown Issues
There are many lift faults that can occur, and our team of lift engineers is experienced in repairing all types of lifts. However, there are some faults that are more common than others. These include:
- Door problems – the lift doors may not open or close properly, or they may become stuck
- Motor issues – the lift may not start or stop properly, or it may make strange noises
- Cable issues – the lift cables may become frayed or damaged
- Electrical issues – the lift may not work at all, or certain buttons may not respond
If you are experiencing any of these lift faults, or any other issue with your lift, call us today to arrange repair before the issues get worse.
Lifting and Hoisting Regulations
In workplaces such as office blocks, shops, and factories, passenger lifts and combined goods plus passenger lifts that are primarily used by employees are subject to regular and thorough examination and inspection as mandated by LOLER and PUWER regulations. The same applies to lifts used by customers.
Business owners and individuals responsible for the examination and testing of lifts can refer to the Thorough Examination and Testing of Lifts: Simple Guidance for Lift Owners for guidance on the process. HSE has strict restrictions on all lifting equipment.
Our team of accredited professionals are able to repair and maintain lifting equipment in line with the strict HSE guidelines including PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) and LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations).
We can ensure that you are adhering to the latest lift regulations, and our engineers will work with you to provide a service that meets your specific requirements.
Daily or Weekly Tests For Your Lift System
There are certain tests and checks you can perform yourself to reduce the chance of a commercial lift breakdown.
The regular checks and tests you should perform include:
- Checking the emergency communication system. If you have a passenger lift, it is vital nobody gets trapped without a way to communicate.
- Checking the lift doors, making sure they open and close fully and that debris is not in the way.
- Visually inspecting the lift car and landing doors for damage.
- Inspecting the lift car for debris that could cause a trip hazard or prevent normal operation.
- Checking any lighting and replacing bulbs if required.
All of these checks can help to keep your lift working properly in between services, and reduce the chances of you needing a repair at all.
Get in Touch
If you need commercial lift repair, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today. We are available 24/7 for emergency callouts, and we can provide planned maintenance to keep your lift in good working order. Our experienced engineers are here to ensure a professional job and peace of mind for your business and we cover the whole of Yorkshire.
Lift Repair FAQs
The most common reason for a breakdown in lifts involve issues with the doors, such as the doors not properly closing and opening. Issues with the door tracks often lead to repairs being required.
Lifts have complex designs and a lot of different moving parts, lifts should be regularly maintained and serviced in line with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER).
Make sure that your lift provides all of the instructions for use, including weight limits and telephone numbers, as well as an emergency call button in case anything goes wrong and people are stuck inside.
LOLER doesn’t just provide guidelines for lifts, it also relates to other equipment such as elevated work platforms, car inspection hoists, cranes, and forklifts.